Since a building’s structure accounts for 50% of its embodied carbon, structural engineers are essential players in the struggle toward carbon neutrality.

Our structural engineers lead the profession in demonstrating low embodied carbon designs. We have employed various embodied carbon reduction strategies on our projects, including: 

  • specifying low–carbon concrete
  • employing sustainable mass timber
  • incorporating salvaged steel
  • designing for deconstruction, and
  • circularity/ refurbishment
  • pushing material efficiency beyond standard practice.

By acknowledging the greater role and responsibility of structural engineers in reducing carbon emissions, we have also expanded our technical services to offer: 

  • whole building life-cycle assessments
  • embodied carbon policy assistance
  • third-party expert support on low carbon concrete
  • other nontraditional design strategies.